All summer, Drake fans have been on the edge of their seats waiting for the very imminent release of Certified Lover Boy. Now it finally looks like Drizzy could deliver the anticipated album tonight.
Any Drake release is always preluded with conspiracy theories about potential release dates, but this time fans might be right. Earlier this year, Drake announced his album would be dropping this summer. Not only is summer 2020 almost over, but numerous tweets have theorized that for the project to be eligible for the 2021 Grammys, it needs to drop before August 31. Which means Aubrey's got to deliver the record this weekend.
Just yesterday, Drake associates confirmed that the rapper has a Certified Lover Boy capsule in the works with Nike – complete with bootleg CDG socks – set to drop imminently. The rapper recently took to Instagram Stories to tease the Nike merch, check it out below.
The merch reveal comes a week after Champagne Papi dropped the star-studded visuals for "Laugh Now Cry Later," featuring Lil Durk. "Laugh Now Cry Later off my next studio album CERTIFIED LOVER BOY ," he wrote on Instagram for his 70 million followers.
The “Laugh Now Cry Later” video features cameos from Kevin Durant, Odell Beckham Jr., and Marshawn Lynch. In the clip, the Lover Boy title is briefly referenced on the back of Drake’s Nike jersey in a scene. At the end of the Dave Meyers-directed clip, the initials “CLB” and a rose appear on the screen.
However, according to Complex, Lover Boy Drake isn't actually certified. Drake's attorney's attempted to file a trademark for "Certified Lover Boy," but the application was rejected to avoid “confusion” with the Canadian rock band Loverboy.
There is currently very little information available about Drizzy's project other than that it will be released through OVO Sound and Drake's mysterious Frozen Moments company. Aside from "Laugh Now Cry Later," there are no other singles or leaks from the upcoming album.
Certified Lover Boy follows up the Canadian rapper's 2018 album, Scorpion. On May 1, 2020, Drake dropped his fifth solo mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes as a precursor to the album.
Keep it here for more info on Drake's upcoming album as we get it.